Paralyzed teen joins health care charter challenge
A paralyzed teenager from Kelowna has joined a constitutional challenge to B.C.'s health care laws.
Walid Khalfallah's story touched many Daybreak listeners. In 2009, the then-13-year-old needed urgent spinal surgery but never got the operation from B.C.Children's hospital.
He finally went to Shriners Hospital in Spokane, Washington, for help -- but there were complications and Walid is now a paraplegic.
The B.C. Minister of Health, Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid apologized for the delays.
But now, Walid's mother, Debbie Waitkus, has signed on to a charter challenge on her son's behalf, launched by private clinic owner Dr. Brian Day.
Daybreak host Chris Walker reached her at B.C.Children's Hospital.
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